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The Armageddon/Deep Impact of Indie Quirk by Greg Hunter
March 6, 2009, 1:11 am
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Is Zooey Deschanel’s life a vanity project?  It’s not really surprising that the future Mrs. Ben Gibbard would play a manic pixie dream girl, but in an audacious, self-imposed bit of type-casting, she’s apparently playing one in two different movies.  That are both quirky indie comedies.  That are both about Deschanel turning the lives of two relatable sensitive boys upside down.  That come out two months apart.  The difference, I guess, is that one panders directly to Pixies fans, and the other to those who prefer the Smiths.

The most disappointing part of this really is that Paul Dano has acted convincingly opposite Daniel Day-Lewis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s perpetually in need of a movie that’ll make him huge, and both are playing ’89 John Cusack here.

– Greg Hunter